There’s a lot of talk around the upcoming MediaTek Helio X20. While some reports suggest that it’s going to be the best mobile SoC of 2016, others go on to say that it’s a chipset that heats up too soon, and that some of the largest phone makers might give it a miss.
Nonetheless, it is no secret that despite all the controversy, up and coming phone makers will be vying to get a Helio X20 phone of their own on the market.
According to reports from China, LeEco (formerly Letv) is in the process of launching a Helio X20 powered flagship later this year. If you aren’t aware, LeEco also holds the crown of launching the world’s first Snapdragon 820 phone, the LeEco Le Max Pro.
It’s not just word about the phone that has leaked, but also some renders — which if you ask me seem a tad optimistic for 2016. Rounded corners and curved glass (oh, and not to mention zero bezels) make the renders look pretty crazy. LeEco would be happy to get a design that’s 50% of what’s depicted in the photos… that said, take a look at the renders yourselves:
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Mentions of a fingerprint + iris scanner, 5.5-inch screen and fast charging were found in the leaks.
LeEco’s designs are fairly recognisable, which is a hard feat to achieve with just a handful phones on the market… before completing a whole year on the smartphone scene. Coming back to the leaked renders (which could be of the Le Max 2?), we reckon you don’t wait with bated breath, for the phone could take a while coming.
When sights are set on the LeEco Max Pro? LeEco, please don’t start what you can’t finish.
Now that’s a render! haha
That device looks gorgeous!
Hope LeEco improve on their previous designs(in the software and power efficiency especially).
Might be the phone to get in 2016, certainly looks lovely.
Lel, why are the top and bottom bezels so roundish~? Guess the Mediatek powered LeEco will be the successor of the LeTv (LeEco) One (LeEco S 2). Im still waiting for the Flagship (LeEco S Pro 2) since the LeEco Max 2 should be the big version 6″+
Very futuristic design. Hope battery is included. The phone in the render looks so thin I’m not sure.
Now that’s what I call a phone! Looks gorgeous but would hate to drop it as I’m sure it would end up in thousands of bits.
And expect people to moan because they would love this design but expect it to be cheap.
I keep waiting for them to release a quality 5-incher, as an option to most popular 5.5. I’d love to hug one of their make.
Releasing renders isn’t exactly anything I’d be too excited about …
Eventually they might release a “mini” model at 5 inches but lately 5.5 is the preferred size for these brands.
That’s what I say – it’s their preferred one, but none of them Chinese producers wants to see the niche that developed in the 5-inchers segment. They seem to have left this ground for good – a serious mistake IMHO.
I don’t think it is a huge mistake, the market for smaller phones isn’t what it used to be. I work for Microsoft Mobile and before we released the 950 and 950 XL our research team conducted a detailed study in a number of markets around Asia and the US. The majority of consumers wanted devices bigger than 5 inches but smaller than 6 inches. There will always be a market for smaller devices, but the market for larger devices is much larger right now.
They just need a 4.7 inch at 99% screen to body ratio.
5.5 is to big. It is good for reading, browsing , but bad for calling one hand.
5.5 is the perfect size for all around use. Not too big, not too small. But that is more personal opinion than anything.
I am not sure if i like it or not. I am not a huge fan of the bezel free look but the way they have done it, doesn’t look bad. I would just be afraid to ever pick it up, it looks like it should have a permanent “Fragile” sticker on it.
Lol you think it is bezel free because of a render ?
I said “bezel free look” meaning that is the look they are going for with the phone.
design with black border off ?